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Peekaboo: The New Wynn Poker Room (Updated)

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 16th May 2016 11:14am
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New Wynn Poker Room Sign

Yesterday, construction walls surrounding the future Wynn Poker Room came down so workers could patch the marble tiles connecting the thoroughfare to the new barriers and host stand. Thankfully for us poker/design/Wynn nerds, long time VT reader NavinR happened to be there with his camera as the poker room construction was put on display. Thank you NavinR!

The new poker room - part of a larger project to refresh, rearrange and batten down the hatches in advance of the onslaught of Alon and Resorts World Las Vegas - took the place of the former Society Cafe Encore, which we reviewed multiple times.

The new Wynn (or Encore) Poker Room will shuffle up and deal its first hand on May 26, 2016 at 7pm.

The West, Left, Wazuzu Side

New Wynn Poker Room Left Side

If there is anything to glean from any of this, it is that the white/brown Wynn 3.0 cloudscape designs (as seen at Wing Lei, Costa di Mare and the forthcoming Wynn Palace Cotai ) are making their way to Encore now. Here, at the new Wynn Poker Room, the feel is quite a bit less fanciful and definitely more steakhouse, cigar bar and scotch nook masculine.

The credenza barriers will keep the gawkers out and the poker players at the felt. I wonder if Roger Thomas has a standardized dimensions for credenzas... height, width, depth. I'd tend to doubt every design decision is bespoke.

New Wynn Poker Room Podium

This is the podium where players will check in, with entry on either side. The chrome framed panels echoes the new(ish) Wynn Tower Suites lobby/coffee bar. They duplicate at the far end of the room. Very cool.

You see the white stripes between the chrome framing? Now look at the coffer patterns in the ceiling. This is why Roger Thomas and his Wynn Design & Development studio are the best.

New Wynn Poker Room Left Detail

Looking at this detailed view, my first thought is that they forgot to move out the kitchen equipment... alas these are tools and shit. The area in the back may be the home to the big game.

The East, Right, Andrea's Side

New Wynn Poker Room Right

The elevated dining podiums have been stripped... everything is now at ground level. The coffered ceilings pattern is a bit of a marvel of balance. The racing stripes illustrate the depth and scale of the room, projecting the idea of spaciousness - something most cramped poker rooms sorely need.

New Wynn Poker Room Back

Detailed view of the furthest reaches. More tables? A tournament area? The big game room?

The entryway to the left connects the left room to the right room and...

New Wynn Poker Room Cage

...the poker chip cage/player depository. There is no way Encore will make poker players walk racks of chips across the casino floor to cash out.

Very cool. I can't wait to see how it works out. It is rare Wynn leaves their construction open for all to see. Big thanks to NavinR for taking these photos!

Update: NavinR sent us a photo of a one of the red awnings that went up over the weekend.

New Wynn Poker Room


Comments & Discussion:

Awesome catch on the chrome panels and ceiling coffers. Not only Roger Thomas’ / Wynn D&D’s attention to detail, but your eye for those details is truly amazing.
1, 2, 3

I hope the navy blue brick pattern on the floor is just carpet padding and not the final pattern, though there are clearly knee-kicker carpet stretchers all over the floor. Of course The Steve is done with (Elaine's) butterflies but really…. (Actually, the pattern is reminiscent of the Wynn 2.0 rooms. Egads, is it really time for the next refresh of the Wynn Resort rooms?!?)

And… sooo white! I know, it’s probably primer on the walls, but even the lamp shades are pure white and not the overpowering Encore Red. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Thanks NavinR!

Argh, what happened? 1,2,3 above were supposed to be html links to some of your awesomely granular observations in the renovated Wynn Salon Suites:


Thanks Motoman. The future redesigned VT comment section will support links.

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